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Welcome to CTEMPs

CTEMPs provides field-deployable high-precision fiber optic temperature measurement systems, wireless self-organizing multi-parameter sensor stations, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). User fees are very low, and experiment design, installation, and data analysis is supported by a staff of scientists. Instruments are available now, obtained rapidly through an online request form.  All non-commercial projects for discovery and education are welcome.

CTEMPs offers a series of courses to train researchers and students on the leading edge of distributed sensing and UAS.

CTEMPs has developed a suite of policies on instrument accessibility and data sharing in concert with its Advisory Board and CUAHSI.

Oregon State University    

Pilot Study - DTS Support

CTEMPS provides access to equipment for the advancement of understanding of environmental processes using innovative sensing. Since CTEMPS offers instrumentation that is not normally accessible, many times it is necessary to verify that it will perform as required for a particular application. In addition, CTEMPS seeks to introduce transformative equipment to scientists early in their careers to help them incorporate these technologies as they establish their research trajectories. To assist the community in this effort, CTEMPS has a pilot program, where equipment and support is made available for short-term installations on limited budgets with the primary goal to collect publishable data that verifies feasibility. The Pilot Program is open to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and tenure-track PIs with preference given to young investigators.

 

   

Proposals are evaluated based on these criteria, with the basis that if equipment is available, it will be provided to all valid uses, and otherwise prioritized via this point system:

  1. Provide access to instrumentation that could transform the research experience of the individual or group (scientific merit – 20 pts plus 10 pts if graduate student led);
  2. Their likelihood of leading to scientific discovery using this instrumentation (feasibility 20 – pts);
  3. Likelihood of team to succeed (demonstrated ability – 20 pts);
  4. Linkages to educational opportunities (broader merit – 20 pts plus 10 pts if graduate student led);
  5. Addressing inequity in access to support (equity – 20 pts).

Instrument leasing and mobilization fees can be waived, however no financial support is provided. Proposals will be reviewed and awarded by the CTEMPs staff. Prospective PI's are encouraged to contact the staff of the Center with any questions.
Proposal applications are accepted anytime. Proposals are reviewed by the CTEMPs staff with notification within 3 weeks of submission. We encourage you to get in contact with CTEMPs staff to develop your Pilot Program proposal to refine concepts, experimental design, and logistical aspects. Proposals should be submitted in electronic form to Ann Gaidos-Morgan.

Proposal Contents:

  1. Standard CTEMPS Instrument Request form
  2. Up to two-page document consisting of a project summary, and a numbered set of 5 paragraphs indicating the merits of the proposal related to each of the five criteria discussed above.
  3. References (no limit)
  4. Budget, Resources, and Schedule (one page demonstrating practicability)
  5. Curriculum Vitae of team

Data Policy: As in all CTEMPS projects, data will be made public consistent with the overall CTEMPs Data Sharing Policy.

Report: Awardees are required to submit a report one year after the delivery of the data.

Data Sharing & Archival Policy

 

NOTE: These policies and procedures are subject to change. However, no retroactive changes are to be implemented.

The CTEMPS equipment represents a significant resource to the hydrologic and earth sciences community. The quality of the data collected by this resource is such that it will be of interest to investigators for many years. In order to encourage the use of the data by others and thereby make the facility of more value to the community, it is CTEMPS policy that all data collected by instruments be provided to the Center in ODM format so that they can be accessed by other interested investigators after a proprietary period of 6 months.

The Center's policy is that delivery of data is an obligation of the investigator, and the archival of the data for potential community use after the propriety period is the responsibility of the Center. As most instruments available from the Center will be delivered with wireless modem/data transmission systems, the Center will automatically archive raw data. However, it is the PI's responsibility to provide a Metadata Report on the experimental design for Center archiving. The Metadata Report will be generated in a consistent form with the National Water Metadata Catalog developed by the CUAHSI HIS and will contain data on the installation, experimental design and all other pertinent data appropriate for interpreting the results. The Center will provide archived data access to the PI throughout the course of the experiment and beyond. The data and MetaData Report will remain confidential for a period of 6 months after the end of the fieldwork. Requests for access to data prior to this time will be forwarded to the PI and the decision for early release will be made jointly by the PI and the Center.

Contact CTEMPs


 

John Selker

Co-Director

541-737-6304 Biological & Ecological Engineering 
210 Gilmore Hall 
Oregon State University 
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3906
Email John Selker

Scott W. Tyler

Co-Director

775-784-6250 Dept. of Geological Sciences and Engineering 
University of Nevada, Reno 
MS 175 
Reno, NV 89557
Email Scott Tyler
 Chris Kratt  

Chris Kratt

Technical and logistical support

775-784-4986 University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia MS 172 
Reno, Nevada 89557-0172
Email Chris Kratt
 Chris Sladek

Chris Sladek

Instrument Development and UAS Pilot

775-784-6970 University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia
Reno, Nevada 89557-0172
Email Chris Sladek

Eileen Martin

Co-Director

303-273-3455

Colorado School of Mines

253 Green Center

924 16th St.

Golden, CO 80401

 

Email Eileen Martin

Mark Hausner

Co-Director

775-673-7352

Division of Hydrologic Sciences

Desert Research Institute

2215 Raggio Pkwy

Reno, NV 89512

Email Mark Hausner

 

 

Instrument Access Policy

 

The instruments and technical skills of the Center are designed to support the hydrologic sciences and engineering communities. Instruments will be made available on a first-come/first served principal. Instrument requests from funded competitive granting agencies will not be competitively reviewed within the Center, as the Center will rely upon the review process of the agencies. However, the Center does reserve the right to review the request to insure that the proposed activities are feasible and attainable with the requested resources. This approach has been successfully utilized by many scientific consortia, such as IRIS-PASSCAL and the Center will adopt this model during its first two years of operation.

Based on the concepts of fairness and availability, the following protocols will be used to schedule and accommodate instrument requests:

  1. All allocations will be on a first-come, first served basis. Applications will be taken in chronological order from the Instrument Request page.
  2. All allocations are equal once a commitment is made by the Center for instrument distribution. A PI cannot be "bumped" from the Center's commitment unless by mutual agreement of all parties.
  3. Allocation of instruments for greater than 12 months in advance of the application will only be made to NSF grantees for uses that directly support their NSF funded efforts. A copy of the grant and a justification of the relevance of the equipment to be used in the grant will be required.
  4. Allocations more than 6 months in advance will be made only to PIs of peer-reviewed and funded research grants. A copy of the grant and a justification of the relevance of the equipment to be used in the grant will be required.
  5. Instruments and equipment not allocated less than 6 months prior to use will be scheduled for use in any non-commercial research project seeking data to be used for peer-reviewed scientific dissemination.

Application for instrument and equipment support can be made via the Instrument Request page. The Center will review all proposals for feasibility and appropriateness of instrumentation. Any disputes regarding instrumentation or access will be taken before the CAB for analysis. The CAB represents the final authority in any cases of dispute.

CTEMPs support should be acknowledged in any resulting publications using a statement similar to the below:

"We thank CTEMPs, funded by the National Science Foundation (EAR awards 1832109 and 1832170), for timely and effective provision of experimental design support, logistical support and equipment for the project."

DTS and Accessory Systems

Currently, CTEMPs has 3 Field Deployable DTS (FD-DTS) systems that are complete, stand-alone systems capable of running on solar power or 110/220 VAC. These systems are designed for harsh environments and can be configured with a variety of data storage and upload capacities. In addition, CTEMPs maintains 3 other types of DTS systems, one designed primarily for 110VAC power accessible environments, with less harsh environmental conditions (Sensornet Halo) and two high spatial and temporal resolution instruments (Silixa XT and Ultima). The Center also has access, on an as-available basis, to several DTS systems operated by OSU and UNR. CTEMPs has also developed a power pulse contoller for heating fiber optic cables. The Center has 2 units available for lease. CTEMPs at OSU has 2 cargo trailers equipped with 1260 W of solar panels each. Please contact the Center to determine if these systems are available and fit your needs.  See Instrument Lease Rates for a complete list of available equipment and costs.

Priority will be given for standard deployment periods (6 weeks) for these instruments.


Field deployable DTS (FD-DTS) system with standard (2 m) spatial resolution

Oryx DTS with 5km range and operating software. Included is a 3G compatible cell phone data link via Verizon or AT&T network (SIM card provided) and on-board data storage. The system is enclosed in a weatherproof shelter. The standard system is shipped to operate on 110VAC. The system can be equipped at additional cost with a 240 W solar system for power in most applications (user must provide two 70 amp-hour deep discharge batteries).

Deployment includes, upon request, standard calibration bath coolers and mixing pumps.

Instrument Request page.


Laboratory high-resolution DTS system

Contact CTEMPs for application requirements for this system (Silixa XT or Ultima).

Instrument Request page.


DTS system with reduced (4 m) spatial resolution

Contact CTEMPs for deployment options and availability.

Instrument Request page.


 Power Pulse Controller

The CTEMPs Power Pulse Controller is designed to provide easily controlled pulses of electrical power. The electrical power pulses are intended for use with armored optical fiber cables. The controller is designed to operated with either 120V AC or 240V AC with a maximum amperage of 30 A. Up to four cable sections can be heated on a programmable schedule. Contact CTEMPs for application requirements for this system.

Instrument Request page.

 

Instrument Lease Rates

Instrument Lease Rates**

DTS

Instrument system

Cost

Field Deployable DTS system (e.g. Sensornet Oryx)

$50/day plus shipping

Medium resolution DTS (e.g. Silixa XT)

$100/day plus shipping

High resolution DTS (Silixa Ultima)

$125/day plus shipping

240W Solar power system for Field DTS

$200/mo plus shipping

1,260 W Solar trailer

$25/day plus transportation

Additional stand-alone temperature loggers (0.2 °C, e.g. Tidbits)

$3.5/day (package of 10) plus shipping

Stand-alone high resolution temperature logger (0.002 °C, e.g. RBRsolo-T)

$3/day plus shipping

Fiber-optic cable heating system

$10/day plus shipping

Fusion splicer (for cable repair, e.g. Fujikura 18S or 19S)

$50/day plus shipping

Splice boxes (watertight, e.g. Tyco Gator Splice Box, COYOTE® LCC (Low Count Closure))

$65 each plus shipping

Cable connector (Pigtail - single ended with E2000(apc))

$50 each plus shipping

*Field deployable DTS system is in a weatherproof enclosure, and includes, upon request at no additional cost, reference baths and cellular data uplink capacity. System cost does not include solar panel option.

 

Fiber Optic Sensing Cables

Cable style

Purchase

Lease

Standard (e.g. OFS Mini LT Flat Drop)

$0.65/m plus shipping*

$0.33/m plus two-way shipping

Armored (e.g. Kaiphone)

$2.50/m plus shipping*

$1.00/m plus two-way shipping

High Pressure (e.g. Solifos BRUsens)

$5.00/m plus shipping*

$1.25/m plus two-way shipping

Special Purpose

Please contact CTEMPs

*All cables are multi-mode and dual fiber. E2000 connectors will be added upon request at additional cost.

 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

All rentals are on a daily basis (8h) including a professional pilot. Extra charge applies for pilot's Per Diem rate & transportation

Instrument system

Cost

Solo/Phantom 3 with stock visible camera and pilot

$119/day plus shipping

Solo with multispectral camera and pilot

$305/day plus shipping

Light lift UAS with pilot

$526/day plus shipping

Light lift UAS with a standard visible camera and pilot

$556/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with pilot

$588/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with standard visible camera and pilot

$618/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with multispectral camera and pilot

$804/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with thermal Infrared camera and pilot

$1,020/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with visible, multispectral, and
thermal Infrared cameras and pilot

$1,266/day plus shipping

 ** Lease rates apply for the entire rental period starting when the equipment is shipped from CTEMPs location to recipient and until the equipment is fully returned, in original condition and with all the accessories provided.

 

Instrument Calendar

Manufacturers' Information

Listed below are links and PDF descriptions of various sensing systems, cables, accessories and recent developments in environmental sensing. The listing of this information does not represent endorsement or product support by CTEMPs, but rather is designed to serve as an information resource for users. CTEMPs will periodically update and add to this reference material and users are encouraged to contact CTEMPs with suggestions for postings.

DTS

   AP Sensing

 

 


  • G1-C, combined DTS and DSS using Brillouin scattering
  • G1-D, combined DTS and DSS using Brillouin scattering
  • G1-R, combined DTS and DSS using Brillouin scattering

 

Lios Technology

 


  • DTS 500 Series
  • DTS 1000 Series

 

Sensornet

 

 

 

Yokogawa logo

 

Cable

AFL Telecommunications

  Solifos Fiber Optic Systems

OFS Fiber Optic Cables

Cable Handling & Splicing

Supported DTS Projects

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Project metadata and data (after two years) are available through HydroShare.

2022

Principle Investigator Affiliation Project Sponsor Duration (months) Project Focus
E. Martin Virginia Tech NSF 12 Sits: Collaborative Research: Understand and Forecast Long-term Variations of In-situ Geophysical and Geomechanical Characteristics of Degrading Permafrost in the Arctic
M. Wengrove Oregon State University Department of Defense 1.3 Bottom Mounted Fiber Optics for Sensing Nearshore Hydrodynamics
L. Murdoch Clemson University Department of Defense 12 Development of high temperature thermal energy storage and recovery using borehole heat exchangers
R. Cook Sandia National Lab Department of Energy 0.6 Tethered ballon systems
N. Terry U.S.G.S Department of Defense N/A Demonstrating a Multi-Scale Thermal and Electromagnetic Technologies Toolbox for Improved Mapping and Monitoring of Contaminated Groundwater Discharges to Surface Water
H. Chang Portland State University Tualatin River Environmental Enhancement (TREE) Grant Program 1.5 Effects of Stream Restoration and Beaver Activities on Stream Temperatures in Urban Streams
M. Silivia WoodsHole NASA 1.2  Test the survivability of certain fiber optic tethers as they are frozen into water ice at pressures up to 3000 psi.
C. Gabrielli SelkerMetrics N/A 1.0 Locating and quantifying groundwater discharge to a marine waterway
E. Williams The University of Texas at Austin NSF 2.3 Multi-scale Thermal Mapping of Submarine Groundwater Discharge in Critical Coastal Ecosystems of Volcanic Islands

2021

Principle Investigator Affiliation Project Sponsor Duration (months) Project Focus
C. Gabrielli SelkerMetrics N/A 9 Conway Culvert
N. Terry USGS USGS 0.03 Thermal hydrologic survey
D. Dexheimer Sandia National Lab Department of Energy 0.8 Tethered balloon experiment
E. Martin Virginia Tech NSF 4 Sits: Collaborative Research: Understand and Forecast Long-term Variations of In-situ Geophysical and Geomechanical Characteristics of Degrading Permafrost in the Arctic
D. Dexheimer Sandia National Lab Department of Energy 0.5 Tethered balloon experiment
M. Wengrove Oregon State University Department of Defense 2.7 Bottom Mounted Fiber Optics for Sensing Nearshore Hydrodynamics
T. Scambos NSIDC NSF 1.75 DTS and DAS Thwaites glacier
M. Wengrove Oregon State University internal 0.1 DAS cable performance testing in OSU Wave Lab

2020

Principle Investigator Affiliation Project Sponsor Duration (months) Project Focus
D. Fratta UW-Madison Department of Defense 2.1 Experimental model of a horizontal geothermal exchange system
J. Miller University of Colorado NSF 1 Antarctica Firn aquifers
C. Gabrielli SelkerMetrics NA 8 Conway Culvert
C. Opatz U.S. Geological Survey Department of Defense 0.8 Metals in terrestrial groundwater and intertidal marine porewater along unwalled shorelines of the Bremerton Naval Complex, WA
M. Yates U.S. Geological Survey Other 0.5 Johnson Creek Basin Water Temperature Monitoring
X. Hu Oregon State University Department of Energy 0.0 Creation of a single mode fiber sensor

2019

Principle Investigator Affiliation Project Sponsor Duration (months) Project Focus
M. Siegfried Stanford University NSF 11.5 SALSA: Mapping subglacial groundwater in Antarctica
D. Winebrenner University of Washington NSF 0.2 Dense observation of geothermal fluxes in Antarctica
KC Carroll New Mexico State University Department of Energy 2.6 Temperature Mapping as an Indirect Characterization Method for Surface Water-Hyporheic Zone Exchange
E. Pardyjak University of Utah NSF 1.4 Idealized Planar Array experiment for Quantifying Surface heterogeneity
M. Wengrove Oregon State University CTEMPs 3 DTS for detecting dune erosion
S. Kelley New Mexico Bureau of Geology Internal 1 Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience –undergraduate instruction
A. Stonewall USGS Oregon Water Science Center USGS 0.7 Lake bottom temperature in Crystal Springs Lake
C. Gabrielli Selker Metrics Other 0.4 Detecting groundwater upwelling in Newtown Creek Canal in New York City.
X. Hu Oregon State University Department of Energy 0.0 Creation of a single mode fiber sensor
B. Caves Andrews Hammock & Powell Inc. Department of Defense 0.6 Geologic and Thermal Analysis at Ft. Benning, GA
J. Miller University of Colorado Boulder NSF 2.0 Antarctic Firn Aquifers

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2018
 

Principle
Investigator

Affiliation Project Sponsor Duration (months) Project Focus
D. Hare AECOM Nevada Division of Environmental Protection 1 Groundwater discharge
R. Tipping University of Minnesota  Other 0.5 Evaluate Temperature, Streamflow, and Hydrogeology Impact on Brook Trout Habitat
T. Pickering U.S. Navy  U.S. Navy 0.25 Side by side comparison of multiple DTS units
P. Long Lake Chelan Research Institute  Other 12

Internal seiche in Lake Chelan

A. Rich Sonoma County Water Authority  Other 4

Distributed Temperature Sensing in an Aquifer Storage Recovery Injection Observation Well

C. Thomas University of Bayreuth Internal 0.25

Wind direction from comparison of arrays of heated and passive fiber optic cables

J. van Ramshorst TU Delft Internal 0.35

Wind speed from comparison of heated and passive fiber optic cables

Eric Pardyjak University of Utah NSF 0.7 Idealized Planar Array experiment for Quantifying Surface heterogeneity
Frank Selker Selker Metrics Other 2.1 Passaic River
Mark Hausner Desert Research Institute DOE 0.6 Temperature profiling during sampling
Thomas Glose University of Buffalo CTEMPs 1.2

Quantification of Fluxes Using a Physically Paired Fiber-Optic Cable

Kurt Feigl

University of Wisconsin CTEMPs 0.25 PoroTomo project follow-up well bore temperature profile
April Hiscox University of South Carolina NSF 3 SAVANT: Stable Atmospheric Variability ANd Transport
Dale Winebrenner University of Washington NSF 3 Dense observation of geothermal fluxes in Antarctica
Matthew Siegfried Stanford University NSF 2.4 SALSA: Mapping subglacial groundwater in Antarctica
Robert Tipping University of Minnesota Other 1.6 Hydrogeology and Trout Health, Southeastern Minnesota
Kurt Feigl University of Wisconsin CTEMPs 0.25 Distributed Acoustic sensing at PoroTomo for detection of Nevada Test Site M 2.3 explosion

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2016-2017

Principle
Investigator

Affiliation Project Sponsor Duration (months) Project Focus
S. Chandra UNR NSF 5 Lake stratification
M. Daniels NOAA NOAA 12 Lake Shasta
S. Tulaczyk UCSC NSF 3 Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling
Y. Cheng Columbia University DOE 9 Heated optic fiber experiment
K. Davis University of California - Irvine Internal 3 Quantifying influences of small-scale variability and recent thermal history on coral thermal tolerance
S. Giddings UCSD USC Sea Grant 1 Ocean-lagoon mixing
M. Hausner Desert Research Institute DOE 0.3 A pilot test of distributed thermal perturbation sensing as a method to assess hydrogeologic heterogeneities on Pahute Mesa
R. Tipping University of Minnesota Other 2

Evaluate Temperature, Streamflow, and Hydrogeology Impact on Brook Trout Habitat

T. Gilmore University of Nebraska-Lincoln Internal 3

Using fiber optic distributed temperature sensing and point-scale measurements to quantify groundwater-surface water flux

J. Cole U.S. Geological Survey Other 2

Fine Scale Temperature in the Delaware River

D. Dexheimer Sandia National Laboratories DOE 1

Aerial Assessment of Liquid in Clouds at Oliktok

C. Hatch University of Massachusetts USDA 3

Soil moisture in wetland habitat

P. Long Lake Chelan Research Institute Other 2

Internal seiche in Lake Chelan

C. Higgins Oregon State University Internal 0.1

Total solar eclipse

D. Winebrenner University of Washington NSF 2

Rapid ice drilling

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2015-2016






Principle
Investigator

Affiliation Project Sponsor Duration (months) Project Focus
Dexheimer Sandia Labs DOE 5 Atmospheric characterization from tethered balloons, TX
Chandra Univ. of Nevada, Reno   4.5 Temperature profile of Castle Lake, CA
J. Selker Oregon State Univ. NOAA 1 Stream thermal monitoring in the Middle Fork John Day River
S. Tulaczyk UC Santa Cruz NSF 3 WISSARD project, Antarctica
Singha CO School of Mines CUAHSI 1.5 CUAHSI workshop
V. Martin Polytechnique Montreal Internal 2.5 Water fluxes through waste rock
C. Higgins Oregon State Univ. Internal 1 Effectiveness of frost protection in vineyards
Gentine Columbia Univ. DOE 3 Spatial structure of turbulence
M. Hausner Desert Research Institute Internal 5 Thermal monitoring of a shallow springbrook
E. Kempema Univ. Wyoming NSF 1.5 Groundwater surface water exchange
  USFS Internal 3 Effect of forest practice management on snowpack/watershed
T. Scambos Univ. of Oregon NSF-OPP 0.5 Ice shelf monitoring

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2014-2015

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

K. Davis

UC Irvine

NSF

2

Coral reefs in the South China Sea

S. Tulaczyk

UC Santa Cruz

NSF-Polar Programs

WISSARD Project Antarctica

E. Kempema

Univ. Wyoming

NSF

1

Groundwater surface water exchange 

T. White

Penn State

NSF-CZO

CZO/REU Projects at Shale Hills and Cristina River CZO

Woods Hole Oceonographic Institute

WHOI

NSF

Continental shelf oceanography

P. Wetzel

Smith College

NSF

3

Stream thermal monitoring

D. Hyndman

Michigan State Univ

NSF

1

Lake monitoring

C. Zarneski

Michigan State Univ

NSF

1

Stream thermal monitoring

C. Higgins/H. Holmes

Oregon State Univ/ Univ of Nevada, Reno

NSF

1

Athmospheric boudary layer near windmills

S. Broda

Ecole Polytéchnique

Environment Canada

2

Tar sand tailings monitoring

L. Hawkins

Cornell Univ. 

NSF

0.5

Fusion splicer only 

S. Null

Utah State Univ.

State of Utah

1

Stream thermal monitoring

C. Ochoa

Oregon State Univ.

Oregon State Univ.

6 Stream thermal monitoring

E. Danner

NOAA

NOAA

5 Lake Shasta thermal monitoring 

C. Surfleet

Cal Poly

State of California

0.5 Surface water groundwater interaction 

D. Catsenyk

SUNY-Onieda

CTEMPs Pilot Program

1 Surface water groundwater interaction

A. Parsekian

Univ. Wyoming

NSF

2 Groundwater surface water exchange 

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2013-2014

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

K. Davis

UC Irvine

NSF

2

Coastal Oceanography

S. Tulaczyk

UC Santa Cruz

NSF-Polar Programs

WISSARD Project Antarctica

T. White

Penn State

NSF-CZO

CZO/REU Projects at Shale Hills and Cristina River CZO

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

WHOI

NSF

Continental shelf oceanography

S. Null

Utah State Univ.

State of Utah

1

Stream thermal monitoring

C. Surfleet

Cal Poly

State of California

0.5 Surface water groundwater interaction 

D. Catsenyk

SUNY-Onieda

CTEMPs Pilot Program

1 Lake Vanda Limnology

A. Parsekian

Univ. Wyoming

NSF

2 Groundwater surface water exchange 

S. Tyler

CUAHSI

NSF

0.5 DTS Short Course

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2012-2013

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

C. Thomas

Oregon State Univ.

NSF-PDM

3

Atmospheric Science

S. Tulaczyk

UC Santa Cruz

NSF-Polar Programs

1.5

WISSARD Project-Antarctica

D. Catsenyk

SUNY-Oneonta

CTEMPS Pilot Program

1.5

Lake Vanda limnology

A. Parsekian

Stanford Univ.

NSF

2

Groundwater recharge

R. Pinkel

Scripps

NSF-Ocean Sciences

2

Tahiti oceanography

K. Smettem

Univ. of Western Australia

National Centre for Groundwater Research

4

Soil moisture monitoring

T. Read

Norwich Univ.

EU

1

Well flow measurement

A. Anon

Hebrew Univ.

Israeli Geo Surv

1

High res Dead Sea processes

C. Jasper

CO School of Mines

Internal University

On-going

High resolution infiltration

S. Sellwood

Univ. of Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin

2

Borehole flow and interaquifer flow

P. Kyle

New Mexico Tech

NSF-Polar Programs

1

Volcanology

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2011-2012

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

C. Thomas

Oregon State Univ.

NSF-PDM

3

Atmospheric Science

J. Dozier

UC Santa Barbara

USCOE

1.5

Snow Hydrology

J. Lee

Clemson Univ.

NSF

1

Stream-aquifer interaction in contaminated site

A. Fryar

U. of Kentucky

DOE

2

Surface Water/groundwater interactions

R. Pinkel

Scripps

NSF

1

Coastal Oceanography

J. Duncan

Univ. of N. Carolina

CTEMPS Pilot Program

1

Surface Water/groundwater interactions

S. Steele-Dunne

TU Delft

NASA

1

SMAP Soil Moisture Mapping

P. Kyle

New Mexico Tech

NSF-Polar Programs

1

Volcanology

M. Goosef

Penn. State Univ.

NSF-Polar Programs

1

Dry Valleys LTER

L. Kryder

Nye County, NV

DOE

1

Borehole thermal profiling

C. Welty

Univ. of Maryland

NSF

2

Urban Hydrology (LTER)

E. Bray

UC Santa Barbara

Pilot Program

1.5

Surface Water/groundwater interactions

L. Tallon

Univ. of Saskatchewan

NSERC

0.5

Tar Sand Reclamation

K. Costigan

Kansas St. Univ.

Pilot Program

2

River Dynamics and Mixing

C. Ochoa

New Mexico St. Univ.

USDA

1

Prescribed Burn soil monitoring

A. Lewis

State of New Mexico

 State of New Mexico

1

Stream Habitat Monitoring

G. Scoppatone

USGS

US Fish and Wildlife Serv.

3

Stream Habitat Restoration

C. Hatch

U. of Mass

NSF

0.5

CUAHSI Short Course

L. Bond

Humboldt State Univ.

NSF

1

River Restoration and Salmon Recovery

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2010-2011

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

J. Dozier

UC Santa Barbara

Army Corps of Engineers

1.5

Snow Hydrology

H. Wang

U. of Wisconsin

NSF

5

Geomechanics

C. Buck*/J. Lund

UC Davis

CTEMPs Pilot

2

Stream/Aquifer Salmon Restoration

B. Yellen/D. Boutt

Univ. of Mass

NSF

Cable Only

Surface Water/groundwater

M. Seyfield

USDA-ARS 

NSF

3

Snow and Freezing Soil Dynamics

J. Wilson

New Mexico Tech

NSF-EPSCOR

0.5

DTS Short Course

S. Steele-Dunne

TU Delft

NASA

3

SMAP Soil Moisture Monitoring support

P. Kyle

New Mexico Tech

NSF

2

Volcanology of Mt. Erebus

C. Thomas

Oregon State Univ

US ARO

3

Atmospheric Turbulence

L. Kryder

Nye County, Nevada

US DOE

0.25

Borehole thermal profile (heated)

Laura Belica

Great Basin National Park

U.S. Park Service

1

Stream habitat monitoring

Ken Glander

Duke University

NSF

1.5

Primate habitat monitoring, Costa Rica

K. Martin*/J. Lundquist

University of Washington

NSF

1.5

Forest/snow monitoring (cont.)

J. Duncan*/L. Band

North Carolina State

CTEMPs Pilot

3

Stream/Groundwater interaction

K. Somers*/E. Bernhart

Duke University

CTEMPs Pilot

2

Urban Heat Island impacts on  water

Andrew Rich*

UC-Santa Barbara

CTEMPs Pilot

1

Coastal lagoon groundwater exchange

Carlos Ochoa

New Mexico State Univ.

USDA

1

Prescribed forest burn soil monitoring

Amy Lewis

State of New Mexico

State

1

Stream habitat study

G. Scoppatone

USGS

USGS

2

Stream habitat studies

C. Welty

Univ. of Maryland

NSF

1

Urban stream monitoring

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2009-2010

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

J. Lundquist

U. of Washington

NSF

2

Snow Hydrology/Biogeochemistry

J. Dozier

UC Santa Barbara

Corps of Engineers

1.5

Snow Hydrology

J. Bahr

U. of Wisconsin

USGS

1

Aquifer storage and recovery

H. Wang

U. of Wisconsin

NSF

2

Geomechanics

B. Andrews

UC Berkeley

CTEMPS Pilot Program

1

Geothermal monitoring

L. Karlson

UC Berkeley

CTEMPS Pilot Program

2

Glacial Hydrology

C. Buck

UC Davis

CTEMPS Pilot Program

2

Stream/Aquifer exchange

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Workshops

CTEMPS offers 1-day, 2-day and week-long courses on distributed temperature sensing, wireless autonomous sensing, and unmanned aerial systems. In addition, researchers and their students are welcome to visit the University of Nevada, Reno and the Oregon State University for "hands-on" training prior to instrument delivery. For announcements on upcoming short courses, see the Short Course Schedule below. To inquire or arrange a campus visit, please contact Scott Tyler or John Selker.

Course Schedule:

Upcoming Courses

August 13-17, 2024:  Hands-on Workshop on Fiber-Optic Distributed Acoustic and Temperature Sensing for Interdisciplinary Earth Scientists. Fiber-Optic_Distributed_Acoustic_and_Temperature_Sensing. Application deadline is April 10.

Past Courses

December 11, 2022 06:00 - 14:00 PST: SCIWS27 - Fiber Optic Sensing in the Earth Sciences: Timelapse Modeling Strategies for Soil Moisture, Geomorphic Transport, Tidal Processes, Polar Processes, and Oceanography. Registration through AGU Fall Meeting.

December 11, 2021: 10 am - 4 pm CST: SCIWS29: Enhanced Access of Distributed Temperature Sensing for Early Career Scientists. Register through AGU.

Videos

  1. Scott Tyler (UNR): Distributed Temperature Sensing using Fiber Optics - The Basics!
  2. John Selker (OSU): Some Practical Matters in applying DTS
  3. Ming Xiao (Pennsylvania State University): In-Situ Monitoring of Permafrost Using Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS)
  4. Emma Reid (UC Irvine): Distributed Temperature Sensing for Oceanographic Applications
  5. Maria Klepikova (University of Rennes): DTS-Based investigation techniques to image subsurface properties
  6. Troy Gilmore (University of Nebraska-Lincoln): Comparison of groundwater discharge estimates with and without guidance from FO-DTS

December 12, 2021: 8 am - 4 pm CST: SCIWS17: Distributed Acoustic Sensing in Earth Sciences: From Novice to Cutting Edge. Register through AGU.

September 20 - 22, 2021: 9 am - 12 pm PT. Virtual Workshop. Open Hydrological Sensor Technologies: DIY Stream Sensor Networks. Register through CUAHSI by August 30 at 11:59 PM ET.

December 2, 2020: 13:00 - 19:00 EST. Online. SCIWS4 Applications and Advances in Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) for Earth and Space Sciences. Registration through AGU Fall Meeting. Final Schedule.

Videos

  1. Part 1: Introductions and Objectives, Recent Advances in DTS – Part 1 (1-4), DTS Industrial Partners (5-9), Discussion (10)
    1. Olivier Bour, Nataline Simon (University of Rennes): Active-DTS in sandbox experiments to validate groundwater fluxes measurements
    2. Troy Gilmore (University of Nebraska-Lincoln): Comparison of groundwater discharge estimates with and without guidance from FO-DTS
    3. Rosealea Bond (UCSC and NMFS): Using DTS to monitor environmental variability in a seasonally-closed California estuary 
    4. Christoph Thomas, Karl Lapo (University of Bayreuth): Sensing atmospheric turbulent wind direction and speed
    5. Pierre Clément (Febus Optics): Distributed temperature solutions : selecting the right technology (53:54 - 1:03:00)
    6. Agatha Podrasky (Silixa): Basic principles of Silixa’s distributed temperature sensor solutions (1:03:10 - 1:13:47)
    7. Michael Montgomery (AP Sensing): Overcoming DTS Performance Uncertainty: Raman Backscatter Temperature Measurement Technology With Unique Single-Receiver Stability (1:15:31 - 1:24:22)
    8. Doug Norton (AFL): Fiber Optic Cable Selection Considerations for Sensing (1:24:35 - 1:34:52)
    9. Etienne Friedrich (Solifos): Fibers and cable terminations for DTS environmental monitoring (1:34:58 - 1:45:17)
    10. Discussion (1:45:17 - 1:55:32)
  2. Part 2: Recent Advances in DTS – Part 2 (1-4), DTS Basics (5-6), Calibration and Experimental Design (7-8)
    1. Dante Fratta (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Monitoring the response of a district scale geothermal field using a DTS array
    2. Kristen Davis (UC Irvine): Internal wave dynamics on the inner shelf - a new perspective from DTS measurements
    3. Ted Scambos (UColo Boulder); Scott Tyler (UNR): An automated DTS Installation on the Thwaites Eastern Ice Shelf, Antarctica: Early results 
    4. Chris Gabrielli (SelkerMetrics): DTS as a means to monitor sedimentation rates continuously over large areas
    5. Scott Tyler (UNR): Distributed Temperature Sensing using Fiber Optics - The Basics!
    6. John Selker (OSU): Some Practical Matters in applying DTS
    7. Scott Tyler (UNR): DTS Calibration: Challenges and Tools
    8. Bart Schilperoort (Delft University of Technology): Calibrating with confidence using the dtscalibration python package 
  3. Part 3: Tips and Lessons from the Field (1-3), How to access CTEMPs (4), Closing (5)
    1. Luca Schenato (National Research Council - Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection): DTS for geophysical applications: a brief assessment of suitability
    2. Marty Briggs (USGS): Efficient deployment of cables and analysis of data with the USGS ‘DTS GUI’
    3. Chadi Sayde (North Carolina State University): Actively Heated Fiber Optics DTS: Lessons From the Field